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May-Dolly, a Divertisement Pastorale, for time of six quavers, may be said to con.

the Piano-forte. Composed and dedicated stitute the second and third movenients to Miss Mawley ; by M. P. King. 28. 6d. of the publication. The opening portion THE divertisement before us com- of the piece, though short, is ingeniously

prises three movements, an intro. and pleasingly conceived, and not withductory strain, and the favourite air out importance. The borrowed air is « Now is the month of Maying," which, treated with a tolerable degree of taste given as it here is, both in common time and ingenuity; and, by the diversity it of two crotchets, and compound common derives from the new and varied shapes • MOWTHLY MAG. No. 331.

givea

given to it by the management of Mr. soln, (for so it may justly be denomiKing, forms an attractive practice for the nared,) is playfully miagined; and every young pianist.

paggage gires evidence of Mr. C.'s com" When shall we Three meet again?" A plece knowledge of the instruinent for

bulud, composed by W. Hoisley, Mus. which he writes. With the motivo of the Buc Oxon, and arranged for three rondo we are particularly pleased; and Voices. 28.

the manner in which it is conducted, arFrom this melody, formerly set to the gues a judgient vying with the fancy awful query of Shakspeare's witches, Mr.

ihat suggested a subjeci so original and Horsley has formed an ingenious and

fascinating. agreeable trio. Without forsaking or in

Number 2. of Il Flauto Magico, composed by truding upon his original air, he bas pro

Mozart. Arranged for the Piano-forte, duced a structure, the general order and with an Accompaniment for the Flute; by harmony of which is both diversified and S F. Rimbault. 58. regular; and the author's sense and

The present number of this pleasing meaning faithfully conveyed. The piano

work contains, “ Fuggita 0 Voi belta forte accompaniment is fanciful and ap- palluce," " Regna Anora in ogni loco," propriate; and the introductory and in- & Gin tun ritorno iG

Gia fun ritorno, i Gemi Amici,Qui terve'ning symphonies relieve the ear,

Scgno non caccende," " Colonba () Torand evince the taste of their ingenious and torella,6 Vinto e il Turor del Rogo respectable master.

impuro," " Papagena," Dunque il Air with Variations for the Piuno-forte.

mio Ben non vedro pui," " Grund Isit, Composed by Mr. Forster. 28. 6d.

Grand Osiri,E Guida a Palma na The theme of this composition is from

bile," " Colombu min venite qua." the genius of Martini, and by no means

These

eleven specimens of the facility, happi. unworthy of its distinguished author.

ness, and originality, of Mozart's imagi. Mr. Forster's variations (nine in number)

nation, are treated with taste and skill. are pleasingly diversified; but do not, we

The fute accompaniment is not only con. must in candour say, rise to any peculiar

genial in its style with the character of eminence. As a practice for the piano

chat instrument, but, by its affinity to the forte, or an occasional chamber. divertise.

melody it adorns, and its own independment, the piece may justly command

ent beauty, it exhibits no less fancy than attention; and we should not doubt of its

judgment, and places this ingenious mugeneral favourable reception.'

sical caterer for the musical public high “ For Thee alone, my Mona dear ;" a favor. above the rank of an ordinary adjuster

ite song, sung by Mr. Cogan, at the Lone of the productions of other masters,
don Concerts. Written by Francis Wy-
man, jun, composed by George Frederic
Harris. 1s. 6d.

THE DRAMA.
If this song is not of a very striking

ng REMARKS on the English Draina will, description, neither is it destitute of com

in future, form an occasional feature mendable prices. The sense of the au.

of this Miscellany. Our national Thethor is well illustrated and enforced; the

atres, though not uniformly free from passages are melodiously turned, and the introductory and concluding symphonies

frivolous and puerile characteristics, asare tasteful and consentaneous. In a

sume for the most part a correctness of

moral sentiment and dignity of manner, word, though Mr. Harris can scarcely be allowed to stand exaltedly above the ge

which seem to entitle their performances

to the notice of a publication devoted 10neral and numerous ballad composers of the day, this production exbibits him as a

topics scientific, literary, and economical;

fair and impartial observations upon which musician of considerable natural talents,

will scarcely fail to prove acceptable to and entitled to our expectation of much

many of our readers. future excellence from his pen.

Of the two winter houses, the arrangeAria Introduzione and Rondo for the Flute, ment of Drury-lane claims our first atten. with an accompaniment for the Piano- tion, as having sprung to a new and unexforte, composed by Leonard de Call. 28. 6d. pected eminence, through the laudable

This air, and its succeeding rondo, are efforts of an ingenious, respectable, and creditable to the taste of Mr. Call ; and indefatigable individual. Mr. Elliston the accompaniinent, (by Mr. Denman,) received this concern from the hands of though slight and familiar, has a respect a committee whose mismanagement had able share in the general effect. The involved it in a degree of ruin and dis,

graces grace, from which it could be retrieved are we, chat neither of thein was recomonly by exertions like his own, aided by mended by the gentlenian engaged co the benetit of long managerial experi read and judge of ihe productions offered ence. The professional reputation so to this Theatre. However, we do not well earned by this gentlema, soon hesitate to agree with Mr. E. that nothing established an opinion favourable to his is more difficult than to determine, from adventurous and Herculean underiaking; the perusal of a manuscript drama, its and the doubt which at first prevailed ellect in representation: and that, in that respecting the possibility of the former point, the inost experienced critic would prosperity of Old Drury being revived by be liable to self-deception. For our. any talent and industry, gave way to the selves, we are free to acknowledge, that most cheering hopes,-hopes realized by unless the novelties produced be of subche receipts of ihe very first week, which stantial and superior merit, we are old. amounted to more than two thousand fashioned enough, and even fastidious three hundred pounds. The constella. enough, to be reconciled to their condemtion of merit existing in the united pre- nation. Our stock of classical pieces is tensions of Kean, Elliston, Braham, too extensive, and their merits ioo stere Munden, Dowton, Mrs. Edwin, Mrs. ling, to be superseded by compositions West, and Miss Kelly, formed a just of mediocrity; and the drimas of basis for high expectations; but much Shakespeare,' Beaumont and Flecher. depended on the manager's standing with Oiway, Congreve, Sheridan, Cumberthe public: and that, very luckily, was land, and Colman, skilfully represented, of the most favourable descriprion. On will always well compensate lhe rejection his opening night, his appearance was of the offerings of inferior drainarists. hailed by ihe warmest and most enthu. Covent Garden Theatre continues siastic cheers; and the satistaction and to be conducted, as heretofore, on a scale delight demonstrated by the audience of expence which uiterly disregards prithroughout the performances, were the vate profit, and therefore will claim our happy presages of success.

respectful notice in the next Number. In the course of somewhat more than If Drury-lane has its Kean and Braham, three months, as many new pieces have its rival has a dramatic corps, not inferior been produced at Drury.lave Theatre, in talents to any epoch of theatrical which had not the honour of the public history. sanction: “The Fisherman's Hut;" "The Nor will our notices be limited to these Disagreeable Surprise;" (musical pieces) western Theatres, for a license having and “Gallantry," a comedy. Respecte been granted to the East London Theaing the first of these dramas, we easily tre, and a Theatre near Goodman's imagine that the manager suffered his Fields having a sort of hereditary claim, judgment to be seduced by the name of it may be expected that its performances its ingenious author, the late Mr. Tobin; will be entitled to historical and critical but cannot so easily account for his adope attention, tion of the second and third. Certain

MEDICAL REPORT.

REPORT of Diseases and CASUALTIES occurring in the public and private Practice of the Physician who has the care of the Western District of the City DISPENSARY,

the limits of which, commencing at the Fleet-street end of Chancery-lane, puss through Gray's Inn-lane, Portpool lane, Hatton Wall, Great Saffron-hill, West street, Smithfield bars, Charterhouse-lane and Square ; along Goswell street to Old

street ; doun Old-street, as far as Bunhill-row ; thence crossing the Old Jewry and · extending along Queen-street, terminate at the water-side.

« O NE of my danghters, (says a corres. thus evading the allegations of the anti

U pondent of the Reporter,) has had vaccinist by any contra-statements, which the small-pox, although she was declared should imply an apprehension that the secure from it by vaccination some years warfare would prove unsuccessful if fairly since. In this case, the usual subterfuge, waged. That small-pox does actually, and that it was the chicken-pox, will not avail; not unfrequently, succeed to vaccivation, for this last disease the saine girl had a it were flying in the face of all tact to year ago.” It may be replied to this deny: but what kind of small-pox is it statement, that there is no necessity for that thus occasionally visits an individual,

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after after his constitution has been defended the immense numbers which have been by an impregnation of the vaccine virus? subjected to the latter undergone the forIs it not the disease, with very little mer process, the secondary affections, exception, modified and mitigated to which are now exciting the attention both a comparative wonentity? So much so, of the profession and the community, that, while the matter taken from a would have either been fewer in number person thus affected shall prove perhaps or less in virulence. It is still an unsolved the poison of death to one not thus defend problem, wbether the preventive efficacy ed, the individual himself from whom it of the two inoculations stands at precisely was received shall speedily and success. the same point; but, even allowing the fully close upon the malign power with exempting power of the variolous, comscarcely a consciousness of contlict.

pared with that of the vaccine, to be as That there are some exceptions to this two to one, the latter ought still greatly to general rule, must be allowed; but then be preferred to the former, by every priit is likewise to be recollected, that small ciple of calculation on contingent consepox itself does not infallibly exempt quences. A medical writer has recently against future attacks; nay, at this very started, and ably advocated, the hypo. moment, the writer is informed that two thesis, that chicken-pox, small-pox, and members of the same family, in high life, cow-pox, are all the results of one and the are suffering from the effects of the vario same virus, modified to the utmost variety lons poison, the one of them having been of degree, by time, place, and circumsometime since inoculated, the other vac- stances; and sone of his positions, in sup. cinated. And of a family, which the Re- port of this theory, are exceedingly porter himself attends, one individual has powerful : but, whether that be or be not but just now recovered from small-pox, the case, the writer caunot but think that who had the same disease decidedly chavaccination must eventua}ly establish its racterised in early infancy.

claim of being considered the greatest An epidemic likewise hias lately prevail. physical blessing that Providence has ever ed in several parts of this island, which, bestowed upon man, provided no unfair in the shape of an eruptive distemper, neimeans be had recourse to, in order to inther spared the variolated nor the vacci- validate its pretensions. nated ; and, upon the whole, the Reporter Thavies' Inn;

D. Uwins, M.D. thinks it by no means made out, that had Feb. 20.

REPORT OF CHEMISTRY, NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, &c.

A N experiment was lately made in Pa. exhibit, by actual experiment, the princi A ris, in presence of a committee named pal magnetic phenomena mentioned by by the Minister at War. A marmite was Capt. Flinders. placed on a carriage, in which was put Professor MEINACKE, of Halle, has just 500 quarts of water, 300 lb. of beef, with succeeded in producing a brilliant illumi. vegetables in proportion. The fire was nation by means of electric light, and with lighted at 9 A.M.: it was then drawn about the aid of an artificial air inclosed in glass Paris, and at half-past two the meat and tubes. As the electric sparks propagate soup was ready. There was no loss from themselves to infinity, the Professor thinks evaporation : 52b. of bois blanc only was it will be possible to light up a whole city employed, and there was enough left to with a single electrifying machine, and at have made it boil two hours longer. Now a very trifling expense, by the adoption 261b. of coat would have been sufficient and probable improvement of the appa These marmites, pots, or kettles, may be ratus be has already invented. shaken about without injury; so that cook- Matches kindling without fire are preing may be effected on-board ship in any pared by mingling two parts of the oxy. weather.

muriate of potash and one of sulphur, In consequence of the frequent imper. which, by means of a little gum, is attaché tection of the common stop-cock for the ed to a common sulphur match. This retention of condensed gaseous matter, match, on being dipped into, or rather Sig. CRIVELLI, professor of natural phi- slightly wet with, strong sulphuric acid, losophy at Milan, has invented another, (oil of vitriol,) immediately catches fire. which is supposed to be free from the ob. The sulphur and salt should be pulverized jections that may be made to the first. It separately; if rubbed together in a mortar, consists of a box anıl plug, both of the they will explode with some danger to the usual form; also a conical valve and a operator, provided the quantity be over a spring tobe.

few grains. Matches made upon this Mr. Bywater has constructed a small principle are sometimes put up in little model of a ship, in such a manner as to japanned cases with a small phial, from

whicha,

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